Interview with Brenda Mohammed

What do you read for pleasure?
I read books by other authors whose books I find interesting.
I choose the books from authors on Goodreads or from Author Groups of which I am a member.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have the Kindle App on my computer and that works for me. Sometimes I may read a paperback.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have tried everything on social media, posting in groups, my website, and writing on my blogs.
I find that communicating with people on a one- to- one basis also works.
Tell us your latest news.
Three of my books were nominated for the Metamorph's Publishing Summer Indie Book Awards 2016.
They are:
My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living – Category: Memoirs/Bios
Retirement is Fun: A New Chapter – Category: Memoirs/Bios
Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy – Category: Young Adult
When did you first start writing?
I wrote a biography of my father while I was still employed at the Bank. I did that book out of love for my deceased father who was an Educator. He wrote all his notes in diaries and scraps of paper and I compiled his memoirs from those. The book was very popular among my father’s friends and relatives.
I am inspired to write mainly on topics with which I am familiar. . I love to write autobiographies of people I know, and to tell true stories. .I believe that people can learn from the experiences of others. For example, I have written a book about my bout with cancer in the hope that my experience can help someone or even many people. I tried my hand at writing some fiction and on spiritual subjects. So far, those books have received good reviews. I even wrote a few poems and they are included in some of my books
What's the story behind your latest book?
I got the idea to write my latest book Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy when the zika virus became prevalent in my country.
Here is the synopsis:
Blood, Mayhem, and Horror.
A vengeful mysterious scientist, zika virus, zombies unleashing terror, and two cool detectives, all in an island setting, will send chills up your spine in this Horror Trilogy which is suitable for both young adults and mature persons.
Join the hunt in this gory tale of futuristic zombies and their clever Mastermind Zeeka.
Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy is a multi-layered zombie tale in the year 2036 in a small exotic island called Gosh.
High - tech methods used in the year 2036 for zombie killing will amaze readers.
If you like fast- paced action, themes that make you think, and intriguing sub-plots with love and romance, you will love this Horror Trilogy.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I decided to become a writer after I left the corporate world. I needed to keep busy.
The positive reviews I got from the first book I wrote, led me on to write more books.
I was not prepared to spend exorbitant sums to a publisher so I decided to become an Indie Author.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy is when my readers appreciate my stories and write reviews.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love all of my fans and regard them as my friends.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a Ghost story but cannot reveal much at this stage.
Who are your favorite authors?
I admire the author Lee Child. His stories about Jack Reacher have been made into movies and I love to watch those movies.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To check for reviews of my books.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I go to the movies, go shopping with relatives, go out to dinner, or just stay at home with my husband and have a relaxing time.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
From Author Groups and Goodreads.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, It was my Father's memoirs - Memoirs of Dr. Andrew Moonir Khan.
I compiled the book from his diaries and scraps of paper.
Published 2016-08-27.
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